October is Head Start Awareness Month

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October is Head Start Awareness Month


Northwest Community Action Partnership Early Head Start & Head Start programs will be celebrating Head Start Awareness Month with open houses at our local centers from 8:30 to 10:30 Friday, October 11th  in Alliance, Chadron, and Gordon. Open house for our Valentine center will be from 8:30 to 10:30 Friday, October 18th. Everyone is welcome to join us for coffee, juice and donuts; to visit with staff and tour our local Head Start Classrooms.

Head Start programs promote school readiness for expecting mothers and children up to five years old from low-income families by working with them, and teaching at their own pace. During Head Start Awareness Month, we celebrate all the work these programs have done for families and children in our communities.

Here are a few ways Head Start programs support children’s growth and development through their services.

  1. Health- All children receive health and development screenings, mental health support, and nutritious meals, as well as medical and dental services as well.
  2. Early learning- Head Start knows children’s readiness for school comes from learning experiences as well as their environments. These programs help kids form relationships with adults and other children so they grow in many aspects of development.
  3. Family well-being- Head start programs strengthen and support children’s relationships with their parents, and bring families together to show the importance of education, financial security, and housing stability. (Head start offers help in all these areas)

We hope to see you there. Below is a list of our sites and addresses.

October 11th. 8:30 - 10:30 am
Chadron Head Start Center - 324 Spruce Street
Chadron - Early Head Start Center - 255 Chadron Ave
Gordon - Head Start and Early Head Start Together - 123 N. Main Street
Alliance - Head Start Center - 1028 E. 3rd

October 18th. 8:30 - 10:30 am
Valentine - Head Start Center - 312 E. 3rd